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Executions: Crime and Punishment

Executions: Crime and Punishment

Data: Death Penalty Information Center

This data visualization, built RAW from the fine folks at Density Design.  This graphic shows the type of execution as compared to the crime using an Alluvial Diagram and a Circular Dendogram.

Accessory to Murder 36Accessory to MurderAdultery 2AdulteryAid Runaway Slave 20Aid Runaway SlaveArson 97ArsonArson - Murder 31Arson - MurderAttempted Murder 62Attempted MurderAttempted Rape 82Attempted RapeBurglary - Attempted Rape 16Burglary - Attempted RapeConcealing Birth 4Concealing BirthConspiracy to Murder 55Conspiracy to MurderConspiracy to Murder 44Conspiracy to MurderCounterfeiting 31CounterfeitingCriminal Assault 1Criminal Assault Desertion 40DesertionEspionage 27EspionageForgery 21ForgeryGuerilla Activity 7Guerilla Activity Horse Stealing 51Horse StealingHousebreaking - Buggery 1Housebreaking - BuggeryHousebreaking - Burglary 46Housebreaking - BurglaryHousebreaking - Burglary 204Housebreaking - Burglary Kidnapping 11KidnappingKidnapping - Murder 72Kidnapping - MurderKidnapping - Murder - Robbery 37Kidnapping - Murder - RobberyMurder 8,605MurderMurder - Burglary 174Murder - BurglaryMurder - Rape - Robbery 77Murder - Rape - RobberyOther 23OtherPiracy 130PiracyPoisoning 59PoisoningPrison Break and Kidnapping 2Prison Break and KidnappingRape 947RapeRape - Murder 472Rape - MurderRape - Robbery 41Rape - RobberyRioting 4RiotingRobbery 158RobberyRobbery - Murder 2,670Robbery - MurderSlave Revolt 277Slave RevoltSodomy - Buggery - Bestiality 2Sodomy - Buggery - BestialitySodomy-Buggery-Bestiality 13Sodomy-Buggery-Bestiality Theft 23TheftTreason 43Treasonunknown 436unknownUnspecified Felony 107Unspecified Felony Witchcraft 35WitchcraftBludgeoned 2BludgeonedBreak on Wheel 12Break on WheelBurned 66BurnedElectrocution 4,425ElectrocutionGas 593GasGibbeted 6GibbetedHanging 9,324HangingHung in Chains 9Hung in ChainsInjection 648InjectionOther 24OtherPressing 1PressingShot 143Shotunknown 43unknown
HangingSlave RevoltMurderUnspecified Felony Aid Runaway SlaveTreasonTheftSodomy-Buggery-Bestiality OtherPiracyArsonHousebreaking - Burglary unknownArson - MurderPoisoningAttempted MurderRapeRape - MurderRobberyHousebreaking - BurglaryAttempted RapeHorse StealingForgeryCounterfeitingConspiracy to MurderRobbery - MurderMurder - BurglaryKidnapping - MurderRape - RobberyAccessory to MurderEspionageConcealing BirthDesertionWitchcraftConspiracy to MurderGuerilla Activity AdulteryKidnappingSodomy - Buggery - BestialityMurder - Rape - RobberyBurglary - Attempted RapePrison Break and KidnappingRiotingBurnedMurderOtherunknownRapeArsonSlave RevoltRape - MurderAttempted MurderWitchcraftunknownMurderUnspecified Felony Slave RevoltunknownHousebreaking - Burglary ArsonEspionageTreasonGuerilla Activity OtherGibbetedMurderPiracyPoisoningShotMurderunknownDesertionConspiracy to MurderTheftRobbery - MurderTreasonRape - MurderEspionageConspiracy to MurderOtherMurder - Rape - RobberySodomy-Buggery-Bestiality Murder - BurglaryAttempted RapeOtherMurderTreasonSodomy-Buggery-Bestiality Slave RevoltHung in ChainsMurderPiracySlave RevoltBreak on WheelMurderSlave RevoltElectrocutionConspiracy to MurderMurderRobbery - MurderRapeAttempted RapeRape - MurderMurder - BurglaryConspiracy to MurderHousebreaking - BuggeryKidnapping - MurderMurder - Rape - RobberyKidnapping - Murder - RobberyRobberyArson - MurderHousebreaking - Burglary unknownRape - RobberyEspionageBurglary - Attempted RapeGasRape - MurderRobbery - MurderMurderRapeArson - MurderMurder - BurglaryKidnapping - Murder - RobberyMurder - Rape - RobberyKidnapping - MurderBurglary - Attempted RapeKidnappingRobberyRape - RobberyConspiracy to MurderAttempted MurderHousebreaking - Burglary RiotingCriminal Assault InjectionRobbery - MurderKidnapping - Murder - RobberyMurderRape - MurderMurder - BurglaryunknownConspiracy to MurderMurder - Rape - RobberyKidnapping - MurderArson - MurderPressingWitchcraftBludgeonedunknownTreason

Salem Witch Trials

Using a Reingold - Tilford Tree, we can see the distribution of executions for witchcraft.  We can also see the breakdown by type of execution and sex of the executed individual.  Those executed during the Salem Witch Trials starting in 1692 are highlighted below.  For the actual court records, see the Salem Witchcraft Papers.

--> WitchcraftHanging1662CTFBARNES MARYGREENSMITH REBECCAMGREENSMITH NATHANIEL1651CTFBASSETT GOODWIFEMAFKENDALLPARSONS MARY1692MAFBISHOP BRIDGETCARRIER MARTHACOREY MARTHAEASTY MARYGOOD SARAHHOW ELIZABETHMARTIN SUSSANAHNURSE REBECCAPARKER ALICEPARKER MARYPUDEATER ANNREED WILMOTSCOTT MARGARETWILDS SARAHMBURROUGHS GEORGEJACOBS GEORGE SR.PROCTOR JOHNWARDWELL SAMUELWILLARD JOHN1685MDFFOWLER REBECCA1688MAFGLOVER GOODY1656MAFHIBBENS ANN1649CTFJOHNSON MARY1648MAFJONES MARGARET1653CTFKNAPP ELIZABETH1684MAFLAKE HENRY MRS.1647CTMYOUNG ACHSAHPressing1692MAM COREY GILES Burned1779ILMMANUEL

Executions in the US, between 1608 and 1976

Colors from ColorBrewer, data from the Death Penalty Information Center.

AK, 12AZ, 104Alabama, 708Arkansas, 478CO, 101CT, 126California, 709DC, 118DE, 62Florida, 314Georgia, 950HI, 49IA, 45ID, 26IN, 131Illinois, 348KS, 57Kentucky, 424Louisiana, 632ME, 21MI, 13MN, 66MT, 71Maryland, 309Massachusetts, 345Mississippi, 351Missouri, 285ND, 8NE, 34NH, 24NM, 73NV, 61New Jersey, 361New York, 1130North Carolina, 784OK, 132OR, 122Ohio, 438Pennsylvania, 1040RI, 52SD, 15South Carolina, 641Tennessee, 335Texas, 755UT, 43VT, 26Virginia, 1277W. VA, 155WA, 105WI, 1WY, 22